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The phantom tree planter

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 20 June 2014

Roger Jefcoate has spent 30 years secretly planting his beloved black poplars on verges, hills and roundabouts. Permission? Who needs it.

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The apple of his eye

by Emma Bird, Woodland Creation Team Leader on 20 June 2014

Pioneering farmer David Rose is growing apples among his arable crops, as part of a new Woodland Trust scheme to encourage more trees on farms.

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First World War Centenary Woods

by Pip Borrill, Project Development Manager on 20 June 2014

The Trust unveils the sites of four new woods to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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£50,000 bonus for Scotland's trees and woods

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 20 June 2014

The Woodland Trust Scotland is one of 40 charities that will receive an extra £50,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery this year.

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PM is told: save our woods!

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 20 June 2014

More than 50,000 Trust supporters urge David Cameron to safeguard the UK's ancient woodland before it's too late.

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The wood that wouldn't die

by Peter Lowe, Senior Ancient Woodland Restoration Project Manager on 20 June 2014

After a thousand years of abuse and pillage, Lincolnshire’s Old Wood is bursting with life again. It's a shining example of how ancient woodland can be restored.

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What's new in planting

by Emma Bird, Woodland Creation Team Leader on 20 June 2014

Planting trees is one of our main aims and our target is to double native woodland cover over the next 50 years.

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Towards a Charter for trees, woods and people

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 18 June 2014

In June the Woodland Trust launched a call for a Charter for trees, woods and people. We also set out some of the ideas we believe political parties should be looking to incorporate into their manifestos as the General Election approaches.

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Land, identity and a new environmentalism

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 10 June 2014

Environmental campaigning needs to reconnect with the land and people’s attachment to their local environment.

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Look out for these common frogs and froglets

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 10 June 2014

In the summer, around now, common frogs complete their transformation into adult frogs. Find out where they go and what they do.